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  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009

    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

    Planning and Strategy Development for Tribal Governments

    EECBG Team Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs

    May 18, 2009

  • Speakers

    U.S. Department of Energy Molly Lunn

    Lizana Pierce Johanna Zetterberg

    Facilitators Michael Myers, Lockheed Martin

    George Burmeister, Colorado Energy Group

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009

    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

  • • An overview of the EECBG Program •A review of the application process • A review of the eligible activities and examples of potential projects

    • Guidance on the Energy Efficiency Conservation Strategy (EE&C Strategy) and;

    • Guidance for successful program implementation

    The Purpose of This Webinar is to Provide You With:

  • I. EECBG Overview II. Application Process II. Eligible Activities and the EE&C Strategy V. Additional Resources VI. Questions and Answers

    Agenda

  • Secretary Chu on the Block Grants

    “The Block Grants are a major investment in energy solutions that will strengthen America’s economy and create jobs at the local level. The funding will be used for the cheapest, cleanest and most reliable energy technologies we have – energy efficiency and conservation – which can be deployed immediately. The grants also empower local communities to make strategic investments to meet the nation’s long term clean energy and climate goals.”

    - Secretary Steve Chu

  • EERE Recovery Act Funding Overview

    • EERE: $16.8 billion (10-Fold Increase in Budget) • WIP: $11.6 B (70% of EERE Recovery Act Funds) • WIP is the steward of significant investment in state, local, and

    tribal governments

    Weatherization Assistance $ 5.0 B State Energy Program $ 3.1 B EECBG Program Formula $ 2.8 B EECBG Program Competitive $ 400 M Appliance Rebate Program $ 300 M

  • Program Purpose 1. To spur economic growth and

    create/retain jobs

    2. To assist state, local, and tribal governments in implementing strategies to:

    a. Reduce fossil fuel emissions; b. Reduce total energy use; c. Improve energy efficiency in the

    transportation, building, and other appropriate sectors.

  • Objectives

    Recovery Act • Transparency & accountability

    Strategic Energy • Invest funds to stimulate economy now and meet long-term energy goals • Create comprehensive energy programs/strategies with aggressive goals and

    benchmarks of current performance • Develop programs and projects that will persist beyond grant period • Leverage funds with public and private sources • Coordinate across regions, states and local jurisdictions

  • Funding Opportunity

    Announcement (FOA)

    www.eecbg.energy.gov

  • Appropriations: Total $3.2 billion

    Cities and counties $1,880,310,000

    States $767,480,000

    Indian tribes $54,836,200

    Competitive grants: To be announced

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    59%

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    states

    cities and counties

    Indian tribes

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    small competitive

  • Tribal Eligibility

    •As defined by section 541(4) of Title V, Subtitle E of EISA, for the purposes of the EECBG Program, “‘Indian tribe’ has the meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.”

    •Tribal Allocation is distributed among the 562 federally recognized Indian tribes, listed in Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs published by Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Federal Register on April 4, 2008, 73 FR 18553; and the 12 Alaska Native regional corporations established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (33 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).

  • Formula Inputs

    • The formula for Tribal governments is based on two weighted factors: – 75% tribal population – 25% climatic conditions in each tribe's state, derived from heating and

    cooling degree days.

    • Formula methodology and allocations available on www.eecbg.energy.gov

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  • Eligible Uses of Funds • Primarily for energy efficiency and energy conservation • Community-wide; not just municipal buildings and facilities • Don’t have to do capital projects, can do programs • Prioritize activities that pay dividends year after year • Funds must be obligated within 18 months, expended within 36

    1. Strategy Development 2. Building Energy Audits & Retrofits 3. Financial Incentive Programs 4. Energy Efficiency and Conservation

    Programs for Buildings and Facilities 5. Development and Implementation of

    Transportation Programs 6. Building Codes and Enforcement 7. Energy Distribution Technologies for EE

    including CHP & district heating and cooling

    8. Material Conservation Programs including source reduction, recycling, and recycled content procurement programs

    9. Reduction and Capture of Methane and Greenhouse Gases

    10. Traffic Signals and Street Lighting 11. Renewable Energy Technologies on

    Government Buildings 12. Any Other Appropriate Activity

  • Applications Accepted Now

    • For Tribal applicants deadline is June 25, 2009, 8:00:00 PM, Eastern Time

    • You must register and apply to receive direct formula funds – Download the Funding Opportunity Announcement at

    http://www.eecbg.energy.gov

    – Complete 3 registration steps – Download the Application Package at Grants.gov – Submit application to http://www.fedconnect.net

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  • Doing Business with the Federal Government

    • There are several one-time actions you must complete in order to submit an application in response to this Announcement. Applicants must:

    1. Obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number at http://www.dnb.com/US/duns_update/

    2. Register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at http://www.ccr.gov/

    3. Register E-Business Point of Contact with FedConnect to submit their application at http://www.fedconnect.net. Once you are signed in, you MUST join the Response Team as a Team Member.

    • Applicants who are not registered with CCR and FedConnect, should allow at least 21 days to complete these requirements. Register now!

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  • Accessing the Application Package

    • The application package is located on http://www.grants.gov/. • You can find it there by clicking on “Apply for Grants”, then

    click on “download a grant application package” - use CFDA number 81.128. You will need to have the proper version of Adobe. You can verify your version of Adobe at this link: http://www.grants.gov/applicants/AdobeVersioningTestOnly.j sp.

    • Once you download the application package, save it on your computer. This is the only step you need to do in Grants.gov.

    • Additional application materials

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  • Tribal Application Considerations

    • REQUIREMENT FOR TRIBAL APPLICANTS: A Tribal Council Resolution, or other evidence of the applicant’s authority to submit the application on behalf of the Tribe, must be submitted as part of the application.

    • A group of eligible Indian tribes may choose to submit a single application provided that the application is submitted by a single Indian tribe representing the group. The Tribal Council Resolution from each participating Tribe must be included with the application.

    • Additionally, an organization may submit an application on behalf of an eligible Tribe or group of eligible Tribes provided a Tribal Council Resolution is submitted from the Tribe(s) that authorizes the organization to apply for, receive funds, and administer the grant on behalf of the Tribe(s).

    • Only one application may be submitted by an Indian tribe. If the Indian tribe intends to use funding to support projects performed by different parts of the Indian tribe, the projects must be consolidated into a single application.

    • Please see the FOA for complete details.

  • Register and Apply to Receive Funds

    • Register Now! • For complete application instructions:

    – Read the FOA and “Special Application Instructions” available at http://www.

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